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Hunters asked to report by phone; Internet reporting system remains offline after hack

Fish and Game's online hunter reports have unfortunately been a casualty of the data breach of its online vendor's database, but hunters can still file their reports by calling the toll-free number at (877) 268-9365.

Reporting is quick and easy, and when you file your report, you give critical hunt and harvest information, which directly affects decisions about next year’s hunting seasons. Every person who purchased a license and big game tag this year is asked to file a report, even if they did not go hunting.

Fish and Game discontinued online sales on Aug. 24 after being informed by Active Network, the Texas-based company that its database was breached. Fish and Game officials said online sales will not resume until a third-party cybersecurity firm completes an investigation and certifies that the system is secure. When that happens, online hunter reports will also resume.

IDFG also issued a reminder: People who spend time outdoors have several ways to contact a Fish and Game officer on weekends or after hours. Outside of regular business hours, contact the local sheriff, the state police, or any law enforcement authority.

If you witness a violation in progress, call the Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline at 1-800-632-5999, which is staffed 24/7.


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